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Michael Nava's Biography

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San Francisco
Aug 2008

Author of Henry Rios novels; winner of five Lambda Literary awards and the Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievenment in GLBT literature.  Currently working on a series of historical novels set in Mexico, Arizona and California between 1895 and 1929.

Upcoming Works

Currently working on a series of historical novels set in Mexico, Arizona and California between 1895 and 1929 based very loosely on the life silent film star, Ramon Novarro, a gay, Mexican immigrant who was one of the first generation of internationally famous movie stars; his break-out role was as the title character in th3 1925 version of Ben Hur.  The first in the series, The City of Palaces, will be published in April.


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